From Will Smith to Beanie Sigel and TLC to The Roots, Philadelphia has always been a hip hop hotbed. The latest act bursting onto the national scene out of the City of Brotherly love goes by the name of Chiddy Bang. The pair of nineteen-year-olds, Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege and Noah Beresin, (aka Xaphoon Jones), first met at Philly's Drexel University and have thus far released electronic hip hop with a pop twinge (in the same vain as B.o.B). The duo often samples popular "alternative" tracks to epic results as is best displayed by this song, which samples MGMT's "Kids." Chiddy Bang's debut, The Preview, drops on October 11th and will certainly be a project to look out for in the near future. If you like what you hear, I've linked the group's 2009 mixtape, The Swelly Express, which has more of the same.
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Chiddy Bang - "Opposite of Adults"
Chiddy Bang - The Swelly Express